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834th Bomb Squadron



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  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

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Based Sudbury



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  • 42-92816

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-98008 American Beauty

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 30/4/44; Kearney 14/6/44; Presque Is 5/7/44; Assigned PFF 834BS/486BG [2S-G] Sudbury 7/7/44; 61m transferred 92BG Podington 7/7/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 43-37883 Blue Streak

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-C] Sudbury 2/7/44; transferred 834BS [2S-T]; 27m Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Dave Paris, Co-pilot: Gene Schmidt, Navigator: Bill Beeson, Bombardier: Walt...

  • 43-37931

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-H] Sudbury 2/7/44; 833BS [4N-L] ; {82m} Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with Jacob Bartl, Co-pilot: Edwin Brown, Navigator: Pete Uruski, Bombardier: Dick Lavery,...

  • 43-37944

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-R] Sudbury 11/7/44; 34m Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Bob Miller, Edmund Barcikowski, Fred Kinsler, Dick Hobgood, Marion Taylor, Bill Effinger, Jim Mathis,...

  • 43-38020

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-P] Sudbury 13/7/44; {31m} Missing in Action Grafenwohr 8/4/45 with Art Sauler (Killed in Action); Dale Thompson, Howard Aden, Chas Evans, George Coronis, Ed Supe,...

  • 44-6580 Dream King/Flak Sack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 15/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-P] Sudbury 14/10/44 FLAK SAK; 834BS [2S-P]; landing accident with John Frazier 3/12/44; 40m Missing in Action Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Ken Dolan, tog-Larry Maxim, Radio Operator: Ralph...

  • 44-8528 Dream King/Flak Sack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 5/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-L] Sudbury 25/10/44; 46m Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Carl Krenz (Knez), Ed Grenchus, Bill Murphy, Theo O’Neill, Dominic Wesolowski, John Wolff, Bob Crews tg, Edwin Morrell ...

  • 44-8687

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 23/11/44; Grenier 18/12/44. Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-L] Sudbury 20/12/44. Destroyed in mid-air collision with 44-38859, on a practice mission 26/4/45. Salvaged n/battle damaged 27/4/45.

  • 41-29400 Sagittarius / Sagittarias

    B-24 Liberator
    486th Bomb Group converted to B-17s in 1944; aircraft transferred to Italy 10 Jan 1945 and assigned to 15th AF, 449th BG, 716th BS and renamed "Sagittarias"

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:48:08 rossingtonj Changes to type

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)